Grading and Drainage: How to Prevent Flooding in Your Commercial Business

Did you know that America has had a 20% increase in flooding when compared to the past 50 years? Experts predict that this will only get worse with time. This is why it’s important to do everything you can to protect yourself and your business. Cutting corners might result in a ton of commercial flood damage. Are you wondering what you can do about it? Keep reading to learn all about how to prevent flooding in your commercial business.

Ensure a Solid Foundation

Without a sound and reliable foundation, your entire building is at risk of not only flooding but also full-on collapse. It’s best to check your foundation on a regular basis. If you see any cracks, holes, or noticeable erosion, then it’s best to call a knowledgeable professional to assess the situation.

The first rule of business for flood prevention is keeping the water out. However, you still need to make sure the water has somewhere to go if it’s not going to get inside your business.

Strategic Grading

Grading and flooding go hand-in-hand. If you want excess water to go away, you have to direct it using grading. You should start by taking note of the natural grading pathways of your business’s location.

A professional will be able to point out the potentially hazardous areas and offer solutions. When it comes to grading for runoff, they’ll be able to use concrete construction. That way, all the water will go away from your business.

Diligent Drainage

Aside from the question of grading and flooding, you can’t neglect to think about drainage too. Grading alone can only do so much. If a storm is quite severe, then it could still end up flooding your place of business.

Simply put, drainage and flooding don’t get along, especially when you combine your efforts with grading. For instance, you can install an underground pipe beneath your driveway which will collect a majority of the water in that area.

Yards and Gardens

When you’re dealing with dirt, there’s still plenty you can do to protect your business. You can talk with your landscaper to make sure the lawn around your business is graded and working in sync with the concrete foundation and layout.

Make sure you use gravel or mulch. This allows water to freely move without building up. The last thing you’d want to do is sacrifice the safety of your business for the lawn’s beauty.

Don’t forget to clear leaves and other debris that could cause flooding.

Now You Know How to Prevent Flooding

Now that you’ve learned about how to prevent flooding in your commercial business, you can make sure your headquarters and all of your assets are as safe as possible.

If it’s made from concrete, we’re the experts you should hire. From rock-solid foundations and patios to entire buildings, our team can handle any project you have in mind.

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